Shootaround Access | Lynx vs. Sky

Mitchell Hansen
Web Editorial Associate
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The Minnesota Lynx are back at home Friday night to host the Chicago Sky at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.

The Lynx will begin a two-game homestand to finish off regular season play before the playoffs begin next week.

Minnesota comes into the game holding a one-game lead over the Los Angeles Sparks for the best record in the WNBA and will clinch the top spot in the league with a win and an LA loss on Friday night.

One big factor to the success of the Lynx this season has been center Sylvia Fowles. It was announced Friday morning that she has signed a multi-year extension with the team, ensuring that she will be in Minnesota for the near future.

“It is a good feeling to know that we got it done,” Sylvia Fowles said after shootaround Friday morning. “It’s nice to be back and for them to instill that confidence in wanting me back.”

Fowles is having an MVP-caliber season, averaging 19.1 points, 10.4 rebounds, two blocks, 1.3 assists and 1.2 steals per game.

Fowles has been, and now will continue to be, a key part to the Lynx moving forward.

“It definitely means a lot, but it was a no-brainer,” Fowles said. “I wanted to be here and this is where I plan on being until I’m done.”

The Lynx and Sky square off at 7 p.m. Friday night in St. Paul. The game will be aired on Fox Sports North Plus, 106.1 BOB FM and TuneIn Radio.